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OpenDrupal, March 2014

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OpenDrupal aims to open new doors into Drupal. It can be difficult to start a career as a Drupal developer, and many young people aren’t aware it’s an option. With cooperation from developers, educators and the community, we can create high quality, free and Open Source training materials to make it easier to run effective Drupal training programmes. Let’s make it easier to become part of the Drupal community, encourage and enable companies to invest in Apprenticeships, Internships and Training, and work together, sharing knowledge and setting standards.

http://2014.drupalcamplondon.co.uk/drupalcamp-london-2014/session/opendrupal-apprenticeships-and-training

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OpenDrupal, March 2014

  1. 1. Who are we? Hedley Smith! Agile Collective agilecollective.com
 @hedley_smith Crispin Read! White Fuse whitefusemedia.com
 @crispin_read
  2. 2. What is OpenDrupal? A community initiative to help make it easier to learn Drupal, and start a Drupal career.
  3. 3. Starting a career in Drupal can be hard.! " • Find what and where to learn can be tricky." " • Documentation and tutorials can be overwhelming and confusing." " • Existing courses aren’t right for everyone.
  4. 4. What can we do?! " • Develop a curriculum and toolkit." " • Support Apprenticeships." " • Do it the open source way.
  5. 5. A brave new world! " " • Digital Apprenticeship programmes are on the rise." " • Open Source is becoming the new standard.
  6. 6. How it started
  7. 7. The Agile Apprenticeship! " • Agile Collective took an Apprentice on about a year ago." " • We decided to Open Source our efforts.
  8. 8. Let’s build something useful! " • For newbies." " • For employers." " • For the community.
  9. 9. The big picture
  10. 10. Drupal careers for everyone! " • Can training to become a Drupal developer be an alternative to University?" " • Can we get Drupal companies training in-house, and working together?" " • Can we, the Drupal community, build and contribute back to tools to do this?
  11. 11. The bigger picture! " • Drupal in schools?" " • A recognised Drupal qualification?" " • An online platform of resources. 
 Code Academy for Drupal?" " • Drupal for everyone!
  12. 12. The OpenDrupal Curriculum! " • Open Source, flexible & modular curriculum." " • Self-organised / blended learning." " • Practical, real-world skills, the right way." " • Helping make people ‘useful’ quickly." " • Currently prototyped in Google Drive" "
  13. 13. How and where can you use the Curriculum? • In your company to upskill existing staff." " • Internships & Apprenticeships." " • Training programmes.
  14. 14. OpenDrupal Foundation 1. Intro 2. Deep Dive 3. Extend 4. Deploy
  15. 15. What is an Apprenticeship?! • Practical training in a company placement, ‘earning and learning’." " • Becomes a new team member, learning from staff, the right way." " • Working towards a qualification." " • Government supported with grants available.
  16. 16. What is The Happy Drupal Apprenticeship! • Aimed at 16 - 18 year olds, open to under 24’s." " • Run by Happy Computers, supported by the Drupal community." " • Recruitment & two week pre-training run by Happy. " " • Interviews, then a one year Apprenticeship with 12 training days at Happy.
  17. 17. Update on the Feb 2014 group! • Seven potential Apprentices recruited from 35 applicants." " • Following the OpenDrupal Foundation curriculum." " • Available to interview, now!
  18. 18. Next steps! " • OpenDrupal Full Curriculum." " • OpenDrupal.org" " • The Happy Drupal Apprenticeship 3.
  19. 19. How can you help?! • Provide feedback, via groups.drupal.org/ opendrupal " " • Help build the curriculum." " • Mentor in the future." " • Take on an Apprentice.
  20. 20. More ways to help • Tweet! #OpenDrupal" " • Tell your boss about it!" " • Shout!" " • Sign up to groups.drupal.org/opendrupal " "

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